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  1. Here you can find a quite old review https://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/audiophile_linux_e.html and here the AP Linux main web site https://www.ap-linux.com
  2. He is using Heos .... no Roon or Stylus ....
  3. I think MinimServer is the best upnp server thanks to its “intelligent browsing” feature. You can browse your library without predefined paths, just select one/any tag then drill down and all the other tags will be available for further drill down. ... and you should find it in the Synology apps repository then easy to install.
  4. ... I think you’ll never find a player manual with “ideas” about building the best music library. Good tagging (in O.C.D. like way ....) is the way to go, no doubt. The more tags you’ll fill the best browsing experience you’ll have ... and if you like classical music it is the only way to browse successfully your library. Get a good external tagging app like Yate or DBPoweramp and start ... (I don’t find Audirvana the best for this task) ... but try to plan this kind of project at your best, as going back and forward could be frustrating My opinion is to not relying on physical folder structure as being it hierarchical it will always be too tight, Artist/Composer and Album are enough. In Audirvana the combination of smart playlists and filters is really powerful ... nothing to do with iTunes/Apple Music that is too limited. ... and should you be too lazy to maintain tags ... Roon is your way.
  5. You could install MinimServer on your Synology. Check here for MinimServer https://minimserver.com/index.html I think you shouldn’t have any advantage to use the Mac instead of the nas.
  6. According to this statement HQPlayer Embedded can function as an UPNP renderer thus Audirvana should be able to play to it ... https://www.signalyst.com/custom.html In this thread there are some tests about JRiver working with HQPlayer Embedded .... and here (Italian only, sorry) you can find how configure LMS to work with HQPlayer Embedded (using UPNPBridge LMS plugin) https://www.nexthardware.com/forum/pc-top-software/90915-mini-guida-come-usare-hqplayer-embedded-hqplayerd-con-lms.html
  7. I’m using the Flirc case (the same you’re eying) with my rpi4 ver1.2. I find it very effective, the rpi4 temperature stays always around 46°
  8. Why not use Volumio or moOde or GentooPlayer instead of Raspbian? It is simpler to set up and I think it should play better ...
  9. .... it seems a misleading spec ... how can a speaker like that one reach 16hz?
  10. .... really? What does it means “16...80”?
  11. ... depends on what are you expecting... it’s difficult to go beyond 70/50hz for a desktop active setup ... you could have a look to Adam Audio or Genelec, they are both great performers.
  12. The study refers to the management of documents, the management of music, as well as photographs, I think it is very different. But it is above all classical music that benefits from tag management. Classical music is decidedly complex, composers from different periods, compositions that can be differentiated between concerts, sonatas, symphonies, operas, ..., the same composition performed by different conductors, in different years, by different orchestras, the presence of different soloists or singers. Not to mention the fact that unfortunately there is no standard for naming composers' works, this imposes the need to create one's own standard in order to easily identify the work. It seems clear to me that in the face of so many variables it is impossible to organize music by folders effectively. Of course, inserting tags in music tracks is an activity that takes a long time, but once this work is done, the search and browsing possibilities become enormously wider than in a hierarchical organization, by folders. This obviously does not exclude a mixed organization, the folders can identify the composer and the name of the album, but this mainly serves to have a "physically" ordered archive, the tags instead allow searching in detail. My "physical" (by folders) archive is so organized - Composer --- Album The tags I use are Composer, Album, Track, Work, Period (Classic, Romantic, ...), Style (concert, symphony, opera, ...), Artists, Soloists, Instruments, Conductor, Orchestra, Year of recording, Year of publication (mainly used for remastering publications) To standardize the name of the Works I used the catalogs of the most important composers (BWV for JS Bach, Köchel for Mozart, Kinsky / Halm for Beethoven, Ryom for Vivaldi, etc ...).
  13. Maybe MinimServer could be the right choice. In the attached screenshot you can see how my library is organized. I started with JRiver, then went with Audirvana. But I realized that the library browsing was too constrained by predetermined research paths. Then I tried MinimServer with its “intelligent browsing” .... you can start from any of the defined criteria/tags and all the others will be available to continue the search ... simply perfect! Have a look here https://minimserver.com You need to have: your library on a nas MinimServer installed on the same nas an upnp network player on the same nas network (could be a raspberry with Volumio/moOde/GentooPlayer to start) a control point on your smartphone/tablet, must be on the same network, WiFi connected (Bubbleupnp, Kazoo, Linn, Lumïn app) then a usb attached dac connected to your system
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